Centerpieces are a key element to any wedding reception. They not only add beauty and appeal to a table, they often tie the theme of the wedding together. Blue is a wonderful color for a summer wedding. It reminds us of the sparkling blue waters of the ocean, the brilliant blue of a summer sky, or even the inky blue of the star-filled nighttime sky. There are many terrific ideas to use blue in your wedding decor. These are some ideas for beautiful blue centerpieces for summer weddings.
Centerpieces most often are designed around flowers, and there are some stunning blue flowers available in the summertime. Summer is a beautiful time of year to have a wedding. The endless colors of summer and warm temperatures make planning a summer wedding fun. One of the most sought after flowers for weddings is the blue hydrangea. Blue hydrangeas evoke a breezy summer afternoon in Nantucket, and they are a wonderful addition to almost any style of wedding. The large blossoms look great when casually bunched in a tin pail or a white pitcher for a wedding on the beach or in a garden. Hydrangeas also look fantastic when paired with white roses and lime green orchids to create a fresh floral display for a more elegant affair.
For a more unique blue floral centerpiece, consider using the round fluffy flower allium. A staple of English gardens, allium comes in a range of shades of blue and lavender. Their distinctive long stem topped by a puff of petals makes allium a fun choice when you are looking for an eye-catching blue flower for a summer centerpiece. Just be aware that allium are related to onions, and so may have a bit of an oniony aroma; they are best used for outdoor weddings where the fresh air will make their scent less noticeable.
If you are having an elegant summertime wedding, then you will want centerpieces with a more sophisticated flair. One really striking effect is to take a tall clear vessel and fill it with sparkling blue crystals as the base for your centerpieces. The crystals will twinkle and dance in the candlelight of an evening reception, and look fabulous when the bride is wearing crystal bridal jewelry. Top off the crystal filled vases with your favorite flowers, either in all-white for a bold contrast or shades of blue and purple flowers to intensify the brilliant blue effect. You can step up the wow factor by draping strands of blue crystals throughout the centerpieces, like fabulous bridal jewelry for your flowers.
A very popular shade of blue for weddings is bright and cheerful “Tiffany” blue. If this is your color scheme, really play it up with your centerpieces. Stack boxes in the signature blue on each table and tie with a big white satin ribbon. A small bouquet can be placed on top of each box stack; the most classic option would be white roses, or you can punch it up with flowers in a contrasting color like scarlet.
Of course, the beach is a favorite summertime wedding site. The gorgeous shades blue in the ocean are a wonderful inspiration for your centerpieces. Bring the color in with vases in a watery blue, either handpainted or in a colorful blown glass. Cheerful yellow flowers will provide a nice contrast, and will be reminiscent of the happy summer sun and the sand on the beach. These centerpieces would make a terrific addition to any summertime wedding reception.